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Medindia Interviews

Medindia's Interviews include insightful perspectives from leading doctors and stalwarts in their professions. These exclusive interviews speak of new trends and developments in medical sciences and healthcare that have made a deep impact in the society.

Dr Dharini Krishnan

Dr Dharini Krishnan

Consultant Dietitian
Dr Dharini Krishnan about the significance of the study and the eating patterns followed in India. Dr Dharini Krishnan is a Consultant Dietitian from Chennai and has appeared in popular shows on Nutrition, creating awareness about healthy eating.
Dr. Sumana Navin

Dr. Sumana Navin

Course Director at Mohan Foundation
Dr. Sumana Navin, who is the Course Director at Mohan Foundation, a well-known organization committed to the cause of organ donation. Dr. Sumana is busy delivering lectures across the country, educating healthcare professionals about organ donation and transplantation, and training transplant co-ordinators. She developed the course content for the Transplant Coordinators' Training Programme and is the editor for the Indian Transplant Newsletter.
Dr. N.C. Gowrishankar

Dr. N.C. Gowrishankar

Pediatric Pulmonologist
Leading Pediatric Pulmonologist Dr. N.C. Gowrishankar MBBS, MD, DNB, and asked him about the effects of passive smoking on children.
Dr Ranjana Srivastava

Dr Ranjana Srivastava

Medical Oncologist
Dr Ranjana writes about the emotional aspect of healthcare like the trauma of a refugee widowed mother who has been diagnosed with cancer and two very young children to care for. Her articles enjoy wide readership and she has written for The Guardian, Time, The Week, The New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet. Dr Ranjana writes extensively about doctor-patient relationship and the art of Medicine.
Dr. Peter Nelson

Dr. Peter Nelson

Human Biology
Dr. Peter Nelson, a member of the Human Biology, Clinical Research and Public Health Sciences divisions at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and senior and corresponding author of the study
Dr. Colin C. Pritchard

Dr. Colin C. Pritchard

Department of Laboratory Medicine
Dr. Colin C. Pritchard, Associate Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine, and Associate Director of the Genetics and Solid Tumors Laboratory at the University of Washington School of Medicine the first author of the study
Mr. Sridhar Iyengar

Mr. Sridhar Iyengar

Vice President - Product Management, ManageEngine (division of Zoho Corp)
Mr. Sridhar Iyengar, Vice President - Product Management, ManageEngine (division of Zoho Corp) elaborate on the challenges faced by the healthcare industry in India while detecting and preventing data breaches.
Dr. B. Gangadhar

Dr. B. Gangadhar

Director, The National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS).
Dr. B.N.Gangadhar, Director, The National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), on his pioneering groundbreaking research on Parkinson's.
Bhushan Gaur

Bhushan Gaur

provides hope for HIV patients
This latest film by Bhushan Gaur will hopefully break these myths and misconceptions, allowing people with HIV to lead a more respectable life. This is not the first assignment for Bhushan, who has worked on many films and documentaries over the past 10 years and is armed with a period of study at the New York Film Institute.
Dr. Srinivasan

Dr. Srinivasan

Chairman, Jeevan Blood Bank
Dr. P. Srinivasan MD, Chairman and Managing Trustee of Jeevan Blood Bank and Research Center and Jeevan Stem Cell Center. Jeevan Blood Bank is a non-profit community blood bank which was started in Chennai.
Dr. Georgi Abraham

Dr. Georgi Abraham

Prof. of Medicine - Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Adjunct Prof - Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R University, South Asian Journal of Nephrology, Urology & Transplantation.
Dr. Georgi Abraham include Prof. of Medicine - Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Adjunct Prof - Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R University, Emeritus Prof - Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, Visiting Prof. Manipal University, Manipal, Editor in Chief, Indian journal of Peritoneal Diseases and South Asian Journal of Nephrology, Urology & Transplantation.
Dr. V.Shantha

Dr. V.Shantha

Chairman & Executive Chairman of the Cancer Institute (WIA)
Dr. V.Shantha, present Chairman & Executive Chairman of the Cancer Institute (WIA) Adyar, Chennai. A well-known and distinguished doctor, she committed her life to improving the lives of cancer patients. Dr V.Shanta was born in a distinguished scientific family, her maternal grandfather's brother was Sir. C.V.Raman and her mother's brother was Shri. Chandrashekar, both Nobel Laureates.
Dr. C.U.Velmurugendran

Dr. C.U.Velmurugendran

Senior neurologist at Dr. MGR Medical University and then at Sri Ramachandra Medical College
Dr. C.U.Velmurugendran worked for The World Health Organization in 1974. He was a senior neurologist at Dr. MGR Medical University and then at Sri Ramachandra Medical College. He is currently in the faculty selection committee at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology
Dr. Shahina Pardhan

Dr. Shahina Pardhan

Director of the Vision and Eye research Unit (VERU)
Dr. Shahina Pardhan, director of the Vision and Eye research Unit (VERU), at Anglia Ruskin University, UK, examines the impact of age and duration on vision-threatening retinopathy in South Asians and Caucasians.
Dr. David Wiebers

Dr. David Wiebers

M.D. Neurologist and Neuroscientist
Dr. David Wiebers, M.D. neurologist and neuroscientist, Author of 'Theory of Reality.
Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala

Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Mufazal Lakdawala, Chairperson of The Institute of Minimal Asurgical Sciences and Research C,Bariatric surgeon in Saifee Hospital.
Dr. Abhishek Srivastava

Dr. Abhishek Srivastava

WHO resource person for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Dr. Abhishek Srivastava, the WHO resource person for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to get an Indian perspective about this development disorder.
Dr Jeyaraj Duraipandian

Dr Jeyaraj Duraipandian

Department of Neurology and Head of Research
Dr Jeyaraj DuraiPandian is a Professor at the Department of Neurology and Head of Research, Betty Cowan Research & Innovation Centre at The Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab. He is involved in extensive stroke research in India, improving patient care and raising awareness about the condition.
Dr. Suniti Solomon

Dr. Suniti Solomon

Founder-director YRG CARE
Dr. Suniti Solomon Founder-director YRG CARE who documented the first evidence of HIV infection in India in 1986, said the legal system in India that labels homosexuality a criminal offence sends the most vulnerable group into hiding, seriously hampering health intervention for HIV/AIDS. The scientific forum convened to address key scientific issues and gaps in knowledge would be an opportunity to identify priorities for future action that would hopefully be initiated by the eminent microbiologists, venereologists, biotechnologists, budding researchers and science students from colleges and research institutions who were participants of HIV Science 2010.
Mr. Sathyanarayanan

Mr. Sathyanarayanan

Secretary, Hemophilia Society, Chennai Chapter
I am a 47 year old person with Hemophilia. During my school days, I used to get admitted in CMC, Vellore for treatment. It was very painful. After my education I joined a publication company. In the year 1998, I came across Hemophilia Society - Madras Chapter. It was a turning point and I learnt more about the disorder and understood the various needs of the hemophilia community. Beginning as a volunteer, I went on to become the Secretary and the Key-Person of the Chapter and Executive Committee Member of Hemophilia Federation (India).